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Subject:   Waht about VDR ?
Date:   2003-11-17 01:24:42
From:   anonymous2
VDR is a very active german project with a lot of
interesting features (plugin framework,
xine dvd LCD plugin ...)

Check it out at:


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  • Waht about VDR ?
    2003-11-19 01:11:51  anonymous2 [View]

    VDR is in fact THE linux-based solution - but only for digital Television broadcasts. I run it at home, and, among other things, it can
    - record as many programs as the same time as hardware allows
    - timeshift
    - include EPG data from different sources
    - cut movies and burn it straight to DVDs (including DVD Menus)
    - convert the recordings to DIVX, SVCD and other formats
    - switch on and off your computer automatically for recordings
    - supply 5.1 Dolby Digital Sound to your AV-Receiver if it is broadcasted
    - Play DIVX, SVCD, DVDs and other formats via the DVB Card. Anything mplayer can play

    And I forgot at least 80 % of the other features (ah, maybe you are interested in TETRIS, Tron Minesweeper on your TV)

    It is not easy to set up, but a german Computer Magazin has recently released a specialized Linux distribution that makes it a piece of cake....